5 Things You Should Know This Week: 4 February 2019

Just the latest news in interior design, architecture, and anything home and living to start your week off right

Updated on February 04, 2019 8:02 am

Cromly Editor

5 Things You Should Know This Week: 4 February 2019

These are some of the news you should know this week:

1. Roche Bobois opens showroom in Singapore

Home decor lovers, here's another must-visit store! Roche Bobois, the French worldwide leading brand in design and distribution of high-end furniture, opened its 5,300 square-feet Singapore showroom with a brand-new design concept. Located at the ground level of Boon Siew Building along Bukit Timah Road, it features an expansive floor-to-ceiling window to frame the beautiful selection of Roche Bobois’s best collections in a dynamic space.

The new showroom enjoys an incredibly large window that brings visibility and light to the showroom. The focus is to highlight that advantage, and thanks to a mirror illusion, they have created a double exposure that makes the showroom look bigger. The illusion of an outdoor space within the showroom has been created, giving the impression that indoor and outdoor spaces are a single and same place. The light wood flooring is chosen to go with that peaceful indoor garden ambiance and highlight the gorgeous green wall.

Gilles Bonan, CEO of Roche Bobois Group, said: “I am thoroughly delighted to be officially opening the new showroom in Singapore. Singapore is a city known for its appreciation of modernity and open-mindedness and these ideals are central to the Roche Bobois brand. This opening demonstrates the brand’s ambitions in Asia; we are already present in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam and India and we intend to increase our presence in this strategic part of the world.”

2. V-Day gift ideas from Gifts Less Ordinary

This Valentine's Day, go beyond red roses and perfectly express your authentic love for your nearest and dearest with unique customisable gifts from Gifts Less Ordinary, Singapore’s leading luxury personalised gifts marketplace. Founded by Amy Read in 2015, Gifts Less Ordinary is an online luxury gift marketplace that connects people with beautiful, unique, and bespoke gifts for every occasion. The company is headquartered in Singapore, but has online stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Philippines, UAE, Japan and the U.S.

Handmade in the UK from 925 Sterling Silver, 9 Carat Gold and 9 Carat Rose gold, the Personalised Tricolore Mini Heart Names Necklace ($136.48) makes an eye-catching and memorable gift that she will be sure to keep close to her heart. Plus, express your heartfelt affection by personalising the three dainty mini heart charms with a name, quote, or special date!

True romantics will love the custom-made Couple’s Initials Map Print ($146.56), which commemorates a couple’s memories in a special location. Featuring a couple’s initials on a personalised map, this gift shows that it’s really the little things that matter.

Mixtapes might be passé now that Spotify is everywhere, but you can still send the right message to your besties with these ingenious Tweet Tapes ($23.00), unique greeting cards upcycled from old cassette tapes. Each Tweet Tape includes a hidden 140-character message of your choice, and comes boxed in a retro-cool cassette tape case!

3. Epson launches new 4K PRO-UHD home cinema projectors

Epson Singapore launched its new home cinema projectors, the EH-TW7400 and EH-TW9400 projectors, that are powered by the new 4K PRO-UHD technology. The projectors feature an advanced pixel-shifting, resolution-enhancement technology that delivers a stunning and immersive 4K experience to film enthusiasts.

With this new 4K enhancement technology, these new home cinema projectors are able to deliver exceptional image quality with its myriad of features such as brightness, colour accuracy and image detail for a vivid 4K PRO-UHD experience. These PRO-UHD projectors offer a high dynamic contrast ratio of up to 1,200,000:1, a wide colour gamut displaying the entire DCI-P3 colour space, and with an equal colour brightness and white brightness of up to 2,600 lumens. Additionally, the projectors are compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR) contents, which are capable of delivering an extraordinary range of colours and details in both bright and dark scenes while offering natural and richer colours.



In terms of image performance, the projectors feature a 12-bit digital processing chip with Frame Interpolation and proprietary Advanced Motion Control for smooth, crisp transitions between scenes, leaving images free from any distracting rainbow effect.

Ms. Tan May Lin, Director (Sales, Marketing and Customer Service division) of Epson Singapore, said, “Our latest 4K PRO-UHD home cinema models bring about a new 4K experience for home theatre projection, making even the smallest details come alive. Using proprietary resolution-enhancement technology, along with advanced forms of HDR and image processing, the new projectors produce incredible brightness, colour accuracy, and image detail for the ultimate 4K experience at an affordable price point.”

4. Win a trip for 2 to Korea when you purchase the LG V40 ThinQ

To celebrate the launch of the LG V40 ThinQ, the company is holding a #LGSnapMetoKorea contest. LG V40 ThinQ owners can look forward to winning the grand prize of a trip for two to Korea, which includes a pair of economy return tickets and a 6D5N stay in Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong worth $3,500. Four other participants can also win a pair of tickets each to Holey Moley Golf Club worth $47. The contest will be held from January 26 to February 28, 2019.

Winners will be announced on LG Singapore Facebook on March 5, 2019. Terms and conditions apply. The LG V40 ThinQ comes in Platinum Gray, Moroccan Blue and Carmine Red colors. Retailing at $1,098, the V40 ThinQ will be available for purchase at M1, Singtel, and StarHub. Purchase the smartphone from January 26 to February 22, 2019 and receive a complimentary LG W7 Watch in Silver (model LMW315) worth $598.

5. FiiO announces M6 music player

FiiO announces the latest addition to the M line-up, the M6. The tiny M6 is a high-resolution, lossless music player that is packed with features dear to audiophiles' hearts and makes the ideal and versatile music companion.

The FiiO M6 presents a plethora of high quality wireless audio formats for Android users, such as LDAC/HWA/aptX HD. Apple iOS users can use Bluetooth SBC/AAC audio through the convenient AirPlay streaming. Equipped with Wi-Fi, the M6 can access music streaming services, play music over DLNA, and receive OTA firmware updates. The M6 takes advantage of any wireless high resolution audio devices. It comes with dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2, and supports every high-resolution wireless format to date, including: 24-bit aptX HD (backwards compatible with aptX), LDAC, and HWA Hi-Res Bluetooth Audio.

The FiiO M6 is powered by a customized Android OS, with a simple and well-organised user interface anyone can immediately use with ease. The M6 is pre-installed with useful and necessary applications such as Tidal and KKBOX to enable seamless music playback. The M6 gives users an opportunity to rediscover their existing music and discover new songs with the pre-installed applications.

The M6 holds the distinction of having some of the cleanest outputs of any FiiO player, with a measured signal-to-noise ratio of ≥118dB and a noise floor of <3uV, ensuring that noise is eliminated even from the most sensitive earphones. With a large battery capacity of 1200mAh, the M6 can playback music for more than 13 hours, and in deep standby for more than 26 days.

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